The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a confederation of leaders and opinion formers around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference. It was founded in 2009 by a small group of concerned Asian, European and North American academics and business professionals as a mission-driven politically independent organization dedicated to providing and promoting meaningful dialogue irrespective of international borders.

Since its founding, IAFOR has been committed to ensuring that leaders and opinion formers in both the public and private sectors, in education, the media, and business, have had the chance to meet their colleagues in other countries, and discuss issues of national and international relevance and importance.

Through its international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conferences, research and publications, including THINK, IAFOR has become the network hub for information exchange across Asia and beyond; connecting individuals and institutions across the globe, and the thought leaders of today with those of tomorrow.